Project Leaders

Jennifer Furlong, Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, and Graduate Center NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant Project Director

David Olan, Interim Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Affairs

Core Working Group Members

Faculty and Key Administrators

Duncan Faherty, Director of the Early Research Initiative and Associate Professor of English

Bettina Lerner, Deputy Executive Officer, PhD Program in Comparative Literature, and Assistant Professor of French, City College and the Graduate Center

Lisa Rhody, Deputy Director, Graduate Center Digital Initiatives

Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian


Khaled Al Hilli, PhD Student, Comparative Literature

Jared Keel, PhD Student, English


Katharine Grantz, Executive Coordinator and Manager of Institutional Relations, Social Science Research Council, and MA alumna in Political Science

Peter Taback, Vice President, Communications, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative,  and PhD alumnus in English

Project Steering Committee Members

Faculty and Key Administrators

Claire Bishop, Professor of Art History, Graduate Center

Joshua Brumberg, Interim Dean of the Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Biology, Queens College and the Graduate Center

Norman Carey, Professor and Acting Executive Officer, PhD/DMA Programs in Music, Graduate Center

Mario DiGangi, Professor and Executive Officer, PhD Program in English, Graduate Center

Peter Eckersall, Professor and Executive Officer, PhD Program in Theatre, Graduate Center

Joshua Freeman, Distinguished Professor of History, Graduate Center

Matt Gold, Executive Officer, MA Program in Liberal Studies, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities, and Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, Graduate Center

Jennifer Kobrin, Director, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Graduate Center

Katina Rogers, Deputy Director, Futures Initiative and Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, Graduate Center

Kendra Sullivan, Program Manager, Center for the Humanities


Carol Brathwaite, MA Student, Liberal Studies

Joseph Paul Hill, PhD Student, Theatre


Laila Pedro, Managing Editor, Brooklyn Rail, and PhD alumna in French

Jay Plum, Senior Manager of Content Marketing and Communications, Morrison & Foerster, and PhD alumnus in Theatre

Gregory Wessner, Executive Director, Open House New York, and ABD in Art History